Passing under the Lawton Street Bridge, you’ll see the colorful “West End Remembers” of Marai Cafe Ibarit. This was the art of Beltline’s first mural painting in 2009. On the other side is a recent installation by Elaine Stephenson (Artsy Elaine), which incorporates an elevated structure. “The columns show pillars of community characteristics, culture, community, unity, and so on,” she says. “The sloping concrete behind the pillars shows the neighborhood was founded in 1835.”
Ride the ramp and cross the overpass to see a summary of C. Flux Sing (Craig Singleton) on both sides of the bridge.
Continue to the south
Heading south on the trail, the Cultured South Fermentation Company and Best End Brewing have some great murals. Walls facing the beltline include one of Totem’s iconic tactical Dreadnought Mech’s works, a kelp tea-themed wall by Ash McNamara, and George F. Baker III’s “Be You” mural. I am. “One of the best gifts you can give to the world is to show your presence,” says Baker. “‘Be You’ was intended to be a playful way to remind passers-by to be who they are, regardless of the circumstances.”
On the other side of the building, the crown jewels of the courtyard mural were painted by animators, illustrators, and villagers Na’iim Shareef. “My mural” game. blouse. “I was inspired by Charlie Murphy’s True Hollywood Story, in which Dave Chappelle played Prince,” says Chappelle. “It’s my favorite comedy kit. My love for Prince’s music and the storytelling of my two favorite comedians in one perfect package. In this mural, I’m these guys. I pay tribute to my genius. I wanted to share with Atlanta the joy that this skit gave me. “
Mirror, mirror on the wall
LivingWalls and Adult Swim sponsor two large reflection-themed murals behind the service box and tape buildings. Erika Chisolm, a talented artist, activist, mural painter and designer, describes her magnificent installation as follows: In 1908, the black sociologist WEB DuBois coined the term “double consciousness” to describe an individual whose identity is divided into several aspects. Today we call it code-switching. Since history has given us a distorted image of who we are, remorse encourages us to integrate our identities and stand in our truth.Birds of paradise [flower] It symbolizes freedom, and freedom and success are received through true reflection. “
Ariel Daniel talks about her oversized canvas: I want people like me to see this mural and feel that it is expressed positively and that they can build a relationship. Even the picturesque simple things you and your best friend are talking on the phone in your cute bedroom can mean something when you feel you’ve been seen. “
Under the Lee Street Bridge
Closing the journey under the Lee Street Bridge, you’ll see some murals that were part of the first Beltline Wall live painting event.
The bubble-blowing girl is Jaylah, the niece of artist Gina Elizabeth Franco. Charmaine Minniefield commemorates Carrie Steele Logan, a witty philanthropist who was born in slavery and founded the first orphanage for colored children in the United States. The airy artwork of Sachiroma quotes: I lose all my fears in the wind and abroad. The draft of the flow will lead me to stress and tears. It floats in an open space that relaxes the mind and body. .. .. On the wings. .. .. Towards peace. If I were a bird. The Muhammad Suber mural, entitled “Locksmith,” tells us that the city should open the door to all residents.
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Some restaurants and breweries have patios facing the belt line, where you can admire your favorite drinks or cool off. From 1pm to 5pm on Sundays and August 29th, there will be a pop-up market featuring works by artists, jewelry makers, soap makers, new age vendors, apparel designers, musicians and more. Cultured South, next to Best End Brewing, 1038 White Street.
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